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auburnchick 07-14-2007 10:21 PM

My Son's New Pets
Well, ever since my dd got her puppy in January, my son has felt a little left out...having no pet of his own.

Dh refused to allow him to get a dog (would make three in the house), so I took my son to the pet store to look at alternatives.

Here's what we brought home:

The first guy's name is Cadillac (as in Williams...played at Auburn and now at Tampa Bay Bucs). The second fellow's name is Chance (don't know where ds came up with this name).

They are dumbo rats. Sounds kind of gross, but I know a teacher at my school who has two. They are very smart, bright, social, and clean. I am actually enjoying them. They are really cute and sweet.

Anyhow, ds is absolutely thrilled.

Feef 07-14-2007 10:37 PM

awwwwwww, they're so cute!!

I had a cat named Chance because the grey in his coat reminded me of grey rain clouds and I estimated that he had a 40% 'chance' of rain. :)

PCwombat 07-15-2007 12:10 AM

Awwwwww!!! Soo sooo cute!

Mazie 07-15-2007 12:14 AM

Really sweet, good choice.

beckyrhae 07-15-2007 12:40 AM

Rats make fantastic pets. DS will love them.

KnitClickChick 07-15-2007 07:29 AM

They are so cute!! I love rats... I always look at them when we are at the pet store. Awwwww!!! The only thing stopping me from getting my own is the 4 cats. :cheering::cheering::cheering:

misha rf 07-15-2007 09:05 AM

They're so cute!! :)

I once went through a haunted house that had a "bubonic plague" room. The guy in the room had his pet rats in there, walking on the "food." He was so disappointed that I wasn't freaked out by them.

Eloewien 07-15-2007 09:49 AM

I had rats for nearly 20 years, but lately found it too hard to lose them, so I'm taking a break for a bit. They're both adorable, but the grey capped one is soooo cute!!!

auburnchick 07-15-2007 09:59 AM


Since you've had rats for so long, I have a question. The grey one sneezes a bit more often than the other one. The rat magazine we got said that rats should not sneeze a lot. However, he eats a lot (he's quite a bit bigger than the other one), so he seems healthy. He doesn't have any mucous discharge. Do you think he's okay? There's a 14-day return policy, and I want to make sure I didn't get an unhealthy guy.

Braden 07-15-2007 10:24 AM

They're cute!

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